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When I read the newspaper this morning at 6 a.m., half asleep, two stories caught my eye.

A silver dollar from the late 1700s sold, for over $7 million dollars. Some collector had owned it for seven years and decided to sell.

There was also a story about an art gallery in Paris that had a big robbery. Apparently, the alarm system hadn't been working since March. The thief did that move where they cut the paintings out of the frames, and left the frames behind.

A Modigliani, Picasso, Matisse, and two other masterpieces were swiped. It was a $123 million haul.

And I'm guessing you can't just put them up on eBay, so who knows what the thief has in mind.

All of this got me thinking -- autographs aren't worth as much compared to other hobbies, are they?

If someone breaks into my place, I'm guessing the newspaper isn't going to report on a Sports Illustrated signed by Bill Walton, and a Loverboy album signed, have gone missing in San Diego. Authorities report the value to be around $50.

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